Dungeon Keeper 2

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Dungeon Keeper 2
Dungeon Keeper 2 cover
Bullfrog Productions
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows June 30, 1999
Dungeon Keeper
Dungeon Keeper 1997
The Deeper Dungeons
Dungeon Keeper 2 1999

General information

Dungeon Keeper Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com Updated for compatibility with modern systems.

Essential improvements[edit]


A list of all the patches available for the game can be found here.

The latest patch available is v1.7.

The GOG.com version of game includes latest patch, and is compatibile with modern systems

General Improvement Mod (GIM), community made, fixing some issues on modern systems

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Settings

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
1st Person view only.
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Voice, Music, Sfx.
Surround sound
Important messages have associated text.
Briefing, debriefing have absent subtitles, and some are overridden when the Horned Reaper collects the portal gem.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7575

Issues unresolved[edit]

Main menu frame rate[edit]

The main menu (and anything associated with that area) has a generally poor frame rate. It is most likely caused by the display of the menu or overlay.

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows Vista compatibility[edit]

Known issues include startup crash, a black cover over what should be visible, and in-game crashes. The following steps fix most of these problems.

  1. Set compatibility mode for DKII.EXE to Windows XP (or Windows 2000).
  2. Create or modify a shortcut to Dungeon Keeper 2, and add commandline parameters -32biteverything and -disablegamma.
  3. Disable Hardware Acceleration in the graphics menu (takes effect when you start a new map).
  4. Set resolution to 640x480.
  5. Disable QSound in the audio menu.

Crashes etc.[edit]

Copy unofficial patch "GIM_v1.05" (latest version, download), and run game through DKII-DX.exe (set compatibility to windows 2000[citation needed]).

Map editor installation[edit]

The instructions for installing the map editor are incorrect.

Editor installation
  1. Extract the files within DK2Editor.zip to <path-to-game>\Data\editor instead of the folder described in the readme.

If it was installed in the main folder, you will receive an error message about being unable to find GlobalVariables.kwd, and will need to kill the process (as it will otherwise remain at 100% CPU).

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz Intel Pentium 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible


  1. Dungeon Keeper 2 on Vista